EAME Iraq Country Manager Speaks at IBBC Conference

IBBC-logoThe Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) Autumn Conference was held on the 9th and 10th November 2015 in London.

Day 1 of the conference focussed on Iraq in the Global Marketplace. Topics included Iraq’s regional context, governance, attracting international investment, oil and gas, and women in business. Zainab Al Ribhawi (EAME’s Iraq Country Manager) was invited to be a panellist in the ‘Women in Business in Iraq’ seminar.

For further details regarding the IBBC please visit http://www.webuildiraq.org/

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EAME attends the Middle East Association’s VIP Lunch with Karwan Jamal Tahir, the Kurdistan Regional Government’s High Representative to the UK

meaEAME was pleased to offer its continued support to the Middle East Association (MEA) by attending the recent luncheon with Karwan Jamal Tahir, the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) High Representative to the UK. Mr Tahir delivered an informative speech detailing the current political and economic environment in KRG, outlining the potential for UK companies in KRG but also stressing that the business environment is both challenging and a long-term prospect.

EAME has been active in Kurdistan and Iraq since 2010 and was delighted to hear Mr Tahir positive remarks regarding the economic future of KRG. Both Kurdistan and Iraq have huge potential for UK companies in a number of sectors including oil and gas, healthcare, tourism, agriculture and education and the UK is the current preferred partner for many KRG businesses.

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Photograph courtesy of Mr Karwan Jamal Tahir

EAME Presents at the IBBC Iraq Energy Academy (IENA) conference

IBBC-logoEAME’s Managing Director recently presented at the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) – Iraq Energy Academy (IENA) conference ‘Basrah: Open for Business’ held at the Shams Al Basra Hotel.

EAME’s Managing Director provided a detailed insight into the environmental challenges facing the Basra region, focusing in particular on water resources, water security and environmental stresses on the hydrological systems of Southern Iraq.  He concluded by presenting a strategic plan designed to characterise, prioritise and address the identified challenges. EAME has extensive knowledge of the environmental challenges facing Basra and Iraq having worked on over 25 environmental projects there since 2010. Projects have included oil and gas, industrial property, port, water and infrastructure sectors.

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Other presenters included Hans Nijkamp, Shell’s Vice President in Iraq, Hussain Ali of the South Oil Company, Ayad Al Naser of the Rumaila Operating Organisation and IENA’s Dr Sabah Al-Jowhar concerning such topics as unlocking Iraq’s Oil and Gas potential, water injection in the South of Iraq, the Iraq’s new water strategy and the training needs of Iraq. The conference was closed by Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, Executive Chairman of IBBC and the UK Trade Envoy for Iraq.

(Photo courtesy of Iraq Britain Business Council, IBBC)

Beorma Quarter ES

BeormaEAME were commissioned by Salhia Investments (Birmingham) Limited and  Salhia Investments (Residential) Limited to compile an Environmental Statement (ES) for the redevelopment of a moribund site in Digbeth, Birmingham into a mixed use city centre development comprising office, retail and residential uses with associated buildings and infrastructure. The development is to be known as the Beorma Quarter.

Located opposite the Bullring, the Beorma Quarter will comprise the demolition of existing buildings, erection of two new block structures including a 30 storey tower building alongside refurbished listed buildings or building facades and will offer retail and business space, and residential apartments.

EAME bought together a specialist multi-disciplinary EIA team to ensure that a full and robust EIA was produced on time. The full ES can be accessed from Beorma ES Report

UKELA Annual Conference: Liverpool

EAME’s Managing Director was pleased to attend the UK Environmental Law Association (UKELA) Annual Conference held at the University of Liverpool. The conference was titled ‘Water, water everywhere’ and concerned a wide range of environmental and legal issues relating to water resources.

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EAME attends AMAR’s Masquerade Gala Dinner

AMAREAME were pleased to attend and support the AMAR International Charitable Foundation Masquerade Gala Dinner, held at the Savoy Hotel, London, on Friday 12th June 2015. Over £34,000 was raised on the night to support AMAR’s work in helping displaced people in Iraq. For over 22 years, AMAR has been providing health, education, training and humanitarian assistance to populations and communities affected by conflict and civil disorder.

Please visit AMAR London

Seminar – Kurdistan Region: Aid, Business and Political Update

KRGDespite the challenges currently facing the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, EAME continued its support of the Kurdistan business community by attending a round-table meeting to discuss the current political and economic situation in Kurdistan. The relative safety and security of the Kurdistan Region has allowed for solid economic progress in recent years with oil production and exports remaining stable, however, the ongoing threat from IS poses a significant challenge.

Hosted by British Expertise International and the Kurdistan Regional Government UK Representative, speakers included:

  • Nawal Karim, Director of Trade and Investment Relations, Kurdistan Regional Government Representation in the UK;
  • Charlotte Clapham, Policy Team Lead, Iraq Team, Department for International Development;
  • Jonathan Friedmann, Stroz Friedberg; and
  • Paul Bailey, Managing Director of Definitus.

EAME maintains an office in Erbil which is used to help support our international clients within the oil and gas, property development, industrial and infrastructure sectors. EAME employs a number of local staff which have been fully trained by our international consulting staff.

ISNetworld Member

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EAME is pleased to announce that we are an active and approved member of ISNetworld. ISNetworld have verified and evaluated our health, safety, quality, sustainability and procurement information to ensure regulatory and client specific requirements are met, making it easier for clients to prequalify EAME.

We believe that the use of ISNetworld will help to strengthen our relationship with our clients by eliminating duplicative processes, facilitating communication and promoting transparency.

BREAKING NEWS – Ministries in the new Iraqi government announced

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Our Iraqi office in Basra reports that the many of the Ministries have just been agreed under the new Government in Iraq. The new structure is as follows:

Affiliation – Shia

Ministry of Oil, Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Housing.

 

Affiliation – Kurdish

Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Refugees & Immigration, Ministry of Water and Ministry of Tourism.

Affiliation – Sunni

Ministry of Trade, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research, Ministry of Planning, Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Environment.

We look forward to working with the new Iraqi Government and Ministries and continuing our important environmental and social projects in Iraq with our UK and Iraqi staff.

EAME Presents at MEA Seminar, Liverpool

meaOn the 16th June 2014, EAME’s MD presented a seminar on the Challenges and Opportunities of Working in Iraq at the ‘Opportunity Middle East’ conference organised by The Middle East Association (MEA) at the International Festival for Business 2014 in Liverpool.

The conference provided expert insight into the opportunities in Energy, Infrastructure and Finance for UK companies in the Middle East and North Africa.

With Iraq in the media spotlight at present, it was an ideal opportunity to discuss the problems EAME has encountered and overcome whilst undertaking project work in Iraq as well as to describe the benefits of such project work and potential future trends. The promoted significant interest at the following networking reception.

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